Category Archives: Victory

Confidence in the Outcome

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Last night I watched the Indiana-Purdue basketball game. It is one of the most intense and heated rivalries in college basketball.

They have played 203 times since 1901. The rivalry even has its own Wikepedia page describing notable disputes, technical fouls, ejection of coaches, overtime games and of course, the famous Bob Knight chair-throwing incident that happened 31 years ago today.

Last night I watched the #22 ranked Hoosiers match up with the #17 ranked Boilermakers with complete confidence that Indiana would win the game. Continue reading

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“Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory”

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Tonight the San Antonio Spurs play the Miami Heat in the final game for the NBA Championship.  The series should have finished Tuesday night.  But the Spurs didn’t finish!

The Spurs were in control with a 10 point lead going into the fourth quarter.  And with 28 seconds to play they were up five points.  Security guards were lining the floor.  Yellow tape was being stretched around the court to keep the crowd from coming onto the floor.   The victory platform was ready to be rolled out on the court.  In 28 seconds the Spurs would celebrate their fifth championship.  But something happened on the way to the victory stand. Continue reading

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How To Turn Tragedy into Triumph

UofL.DukeI’ve watched a lot of college basketball games. But none like the one Sunday evening between the University of Louisville and Duke.

It was the most shocking moment I’ve ever seen on a basketball court.  It literally sucked the energy out of the arena as 35, 657 fans who were wildly cheering one moment sat in stunned silence the next.  Continue reading

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The Victory of Faith

Do you wear Nike shoes?  If you watch TV, I know you’ve seen a Nike commercial and heard the  slogan “Just Do It.”  But do you know what Nike means?  Did you know it is a Bible word?

In Greek mythology Nike was the goddess of victory, who presided over all military and athletic contests.  The Greek word nike” (nee’kay) is the word for victory in I John 5:4. “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith.” Continue reading

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